One of the primary risks of Zika infection during a pregnancy is the possibility of microcephaly in the newborn (under ongoing investigation). But what is microcephaly and how does it impact a baby’s development? The WHO states that:
All individuals, whether they are pregnant or not, should adopt the following preventative measures:
Additionally, keep in mind the following prevention and care tips:
If you are currently pregnant:
If you are at risk for an unwanted pregnancy:
If you are trying to get pregnant:
If you are pregnant, infected with the Zika virus, and worried about the possibility of microcephaly, you do have options. You may choose to continue your pregnancy, making sure to attend all prenatal appointments.
You may also choose to have an abortion. It’s your decision! If you are considering a medication abortion, safe2choose offers quality services that are non-judgmental, confidential, safe, convenient, and inexpensive. .